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Rochester International Airport Receives Prestigious Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year Award

April 22, 2022

Rochester, MN, (April 21, 2022) -- The Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) awarded Rochester International Airport (RST) their prestigious “Project of the Year” award during its annual Minnesota Airport Conference held April 6-8 at the Mayo Civic Center. Selecting from a record number of airport nominations from across the state MCOA recognized RST, project consultant…

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Statement Regarding Mask Enforcement at Rochester International Airport

April 19, 2022

(Rochester, MN--April 19, 2022) The Rochester International Airport announces a change to mask enforcement regulations inside terminals and other facilities effective immediately, wearing masks will be optional after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued guidance that it will no longer enforce mask-related regulations and will be withdrawing security directives that required face masks at airports,…

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Rochester International Airport Welcomes New Staff Laura Archbold and Benjamin Watkins

March 30, 2022

(Rochester, MN) March 30, 2022--The Rochester International Airport (RST) has named Laura Archbold as the airport’s new marketing and communications manager and Benjamin Watkins, as parking manager. Archbold brings more than two decades of experience in public relations and marketing communications working with public, private, non-profit and communities of faith. Her experience spans television news,…

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Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix

February 15, 2022

Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix take off at Rochester International Airport February 3-4 ROCHESTER, Minnesota February 2, 2022—Rochester International Airport (RST) in partnership with Sun Country Airlines announced the start of Sun Country’s inaugural nonstop seasonal air service to Fort Myers, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. On Thursday, February 3, Sun…

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SkyWest Airlines to discontinue service to Denver from Rochester International Airport

September 23, 2021

Rochester, MN (September 23rd, 2021) – SkyWest Airlines, operating on behalf of United Airlines, will discontinue service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rochester International Airport (RST) effective October 31, 2021. “This is very difficult news for our community,” said John Reed, executive director. “We share in the disappointment at the loss of this route.…

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Rochester International Airport breaks ground on $79.2 million Runway Improvements Project

May 7, 2021

Rochester, MN (May 7, 2021) –Rochester International Airport (RST) breaks ground on Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway improvements project today. “We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and support that has brought us to this point. Funding a large project requires great collaboration at the federal, state and local levels,” said John…

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RST receives $9.2 million federal grant

September 1, 2020

Rochester, MN (September 1, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants today including $9.2 million awarded to Rochester International Airport (RST). The $9.2 million grant will be primarily used to initiate Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway safety improvements. “We are extremely grateful for this federal grant to…

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United Express Flights to Denver from Rochester International Airport, operated by SkyWest Airlines, Launch in October

August 10, 2020

Rochester, MN (August 10, 2020) –New, nonstop United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rochester International Airport (RST) begin on October 1, 2020. The new flights will provide travelers access to United’s global network via the airline’s Denver hub. The Denver hub provides one-stop access to 37 new cities…

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Department of Transportation allows United Airlines to suspend operations at RST

June 5, 2020

Rochester, MN (June 5, 2020) – Rochester International Airport (RST) has been informed by a recent Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling that United Airlines plans to suspend its air services to the market starting on July 6 through September 30, 2020. The decision by the DOT allows United Airlines and other carriers to seek an…

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Rochester International Airport announces plans for protocols and procedures amid coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Rochester, MN (May 14, 2020) –Rochester International Airport (RST), in collaboration with federal, state and local partners, today announced a comprehensive plan for updating protocols and enhancing procedures for the health and safety of customers and employees in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). “Since March, RST has been partnering with airline, government and other industry experts…

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